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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Golay, Philippe; McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Bayesian structural equation modeling (BSEM) was used to investigate the latent structure of the Differential Ability Scales-Second Edition core battery using the standardization sample normative data for ages 7-17. Results revealed plausibility of a three-factor model, consistent with publisher theory, expressed as either a higher-order (HO) or a…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Bayesian Statistics, Factor Analysis, Aptitude Tests
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Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Demaray, Michelle K.; Malecki, Christine K.; Dorio, Nicole B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to investigate social support (from parents, classmates, teachers, and close friends) as a protective factor in the association between depression and suicidal ideation. Data on students' levels of social support, depression, and suicidal ideation were collected from 399 9th-grade students using the Child and…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Peer Relationship
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Binfet, John Tyler; Gadermann, Anne M.; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we sought to create and validate a brief measure to assess students' perceptions of kindness in school. Participants included 1,753 students in Grades 4 to 8 attending public schools in a large school district in southern British Columbia. The School Kindness Scale (SKS) demonstrated a unidimensional factor structure and adequate…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prosocial Behavior, Psychometrics, Public Schools
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Seo, Hyojeong; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Thompson, James R.; Hughes, Carolyn; Little, Todd D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
The Supports Intensity Scale-Children's Version (SIS-C) was developed to assess the support needs of children and youth aged 5 to 16 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Data from the standardization sample of the SIS-C were analyzed to evaluate the impact of the age cohorts (5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-16 years) used…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Needs Assessment
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Prince-Embury, Sandra – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
This article addresses measurement issues in the examination of resiliency within school settings. The Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents is described as an example of an instrument developed specifically for this purpose. This description identifies developmentally sound factors of personal resiliency that are relevant for youth in…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Educational Environment, Resilience (Psychology), Measurement
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DeLeel, Marissa L.; Hughes, Tammy L.; Miller, Jeffrey A.; Hipwell, Alison; Theodore, Lea A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Eating disorder research has predominantly focused on White adolescent females. More recent research suggests that eating disorders occur in various racial and age groups. The current study examines prevalence and stability of body image dissatisfaction and eating disturbance in 9- and 10-year-old girls and whether there is variability by racial…
Descriptors: Race, Females, Self Concept, Eating Disorders
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Floyd, Randy G.; McGrew, Kevin S.; Evans, Jeffrey J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study examined the relative contributions of measures of Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) cognitive abilities in explaining writing achievement. Drawing from samples that covered the age range of 7 to 18 years, simultaneous multiple regression was used to regress scores from the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ III; Woodcock, McGrew, & Mather, 2001) that…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Phonemes, Writing Skills, Cognitive Ability
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Evans, Linda Garner; Oehler-Stinnett, Judy – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Tornadoes and other natural disasters can lead to anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. This study provides further validity for the Oklahoma State University Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Scale-Child Form (OSU PTSDS-CF) by comparing it to the Behavior Assessment System for Children Self-Report of Personality (BASC-SRP).…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Natural Disasters, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Test Validity
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Burnham, Joy J.; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Giesen, Judy – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Fears profiles among children and adolescents were explored using the Fear Survey Schedule for Children-American version (FSSC-AM; J.J. Burnham, 1995, 2005). Eight cluster profiles were identified via multistage Euclidean grouping and supported by homogeneity coefficients and replication. Four clusters reflected overall level of fears (i.e., very…
Descriptors: Profiles, Multivariate Analysis, School Phobia, Fear
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Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca; Fantuzzo, John – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
A series of studies extended psychometric research on the Adjustment Scales for Preschool Intervention (ASPI). The ASPI is a multidimensional measure of preschool emotional and behavioral adjustment for use within formal early childhood educational programs. These studies used a multiple method, multisource approach to provide additional evidence…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychometrics, Intervention, Validity
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Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Independent examination and replication of the core syndrome factor structure of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA; McDermott, Marston, & Stott, 1993) is reported. A sample of 1,020 children were randomly selected from their classroom and rated on the ASCA by their teacher. The six ASCA core syndromes produced a…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Adolescents, Factor Structure, Behavior Rating Scales
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Floyd, Randy G.; Evans, Jeffrey J.; McGrew, Kevin S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
Cognitive clusters from the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ III) Tests of Cognitive Abilities that measure select Cattell-Horn-Carroll broad and narrow cognitive abilities were shown to be significantly related to mathematics achievement in a large, nationally representative sample of children and adolescents. Multiple regression analyses were used to…
Descriptors: Computation, Cognitive Ability, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement
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Mahone, E. Mark; Miller, Teresa L.; Koth, Christine W.; Mostofsky, Stewart H.; Goldberg, Melissa C.; Denckla, Martha B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
Examines IQ test performance in 122 unmedicated children with ADHD, and 46 children from a healthy, comparison group. Children with ADHD had significantly lower Performance IQ on WISC-III compared to the WISC-R. In contrast, there were no significant differences between the WISC-R and WISC-III cohorts on Performance IQ or any Performance subtests…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Hyperactivity, Intelligence Tests
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Smith, Douglas C.; Furlong, Michael; Bates, Michael; Laughlin, John D. – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
Describes the development of an anger inventory for adolescent males. Used research which conceptualizes anger as a multidimensional construct and collected data from 202 males from three different schools. Discusses scale development and identifies four factors that accounted for 43.3% of the common variance. Concludes that the 31-item scale has…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anger, Children, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wrobel, Nancy Howells; Lachar, David – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
Examines the comparative validity of a parent-report scale and a self-report scale, both designed to assess behavioral and emotional problems. Results, based on 111 children in regular education classrooms, indicate that parent reports were more sensitive to overt behavioral problems, whereas self-reports were sensitive to mood disturbances and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Children, Comparative Testing, Elementary Education
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